Visit some of the best-known landmarks in Iceland on the classic Golden Circle sightseeing route in one day. Travellers looking for the ultimate Iceland experience need to look no further.
After being picked up in Reykjavík, you will first stop at Þingvellir National Park, the site where the Icelandic parliament, Alþingi, was established in 930 AD. This is where the Eurasian and American tectonic plates meet on land, and the location is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Be inspired by this place of natural beauty, geological wonders and rich history! Þingvellir is probably one of the best locations in the world to see the continental drift in action, as you travel from one edge of the rift valley to the other.
First, you'll visit a place called Hakið where you will have a great view over the rift valley and give you the opportunity to walk to the exact location where the Icelandic parliament was held, and listen to your guide telling you a little bit about the darker side of Þingvellir history.
From Þingvellir the journey continues to the mighty waterfall Gullfoss. Enjoy the energy and beauty of these 'Golden Falls'. This thundering cascade can be admired from the surrounding rocks or from the viewing platform above, where you can see, hear and feel the powerful glacier river dropping into the Hvítárgljúfur canyon.
The next stop is at Geysir geothermal area where you can marvel at the spouting geyser, Strokkur, erupting in a water column that reaches 20-40 metres up in the air. It erupts every few minutes, so you will not have to wait long for each burst of water and steam!
You can stroll around this hot spring area which is bubbling in geothermal activity, and experience the energy of Icelandic nature. After viewing the sites, you'll then board the bus again and head back to Reykjavík.
Don't miss out on this affordable bus tour of the famed Golden Circle sightseeing route, paired with a couple of extra stops. Book now to secure your spot on this tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
Lunch is not included but can be purchased at either Gullfoss or Geysir where there are restaurants located.
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